Smartmouth Hardy, Porter
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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Hardy, Porter is a dark and delicious creation designed to comfort you through the cold and dreary winter. It is uniquely single-hopped, with three additions of Palisade hops, which give a pleasant smoothness to the beer. Low in bitterness and brewed in the style of a brown porter, this beer boasts a variety of malts (Munich, crystal, chocolate and black patent) which give this beer a complex and rounded mouthfeel with hints of both sweetness and roast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Braudog (6218) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2013
Draft at Taphouse/Queensway. Looks like a porter ... still and pitch black. Not much of a head. Easy to drink with just a mellow bitterness, and without much of a distinctive tilt either way. Their description is well written and accurate. Solid, but lacking distinction. (#4968, 4/2/2013)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2013
sample at my local beer store. This beer have all the right components and aromas, but somehow seem too thin. The roasted malts and sweet finish give it balance through.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (5415) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Charcoal and vaniilla aroma. Black, thin tan head. Charcoal flavor, mild astringency. Slight sweet grainy roasty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Pours dark brown with a small, beige head. Roasted malt aroma with a hint of dark coffee. Roasted malt flavor with some dark chocolate/coffee and a hint of caramel sweetness. Similar and slightly chalky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5916) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Draft at Smartmouth. Dark, nearly opaque, brown pour. Aroma is roasted malt, bitter coffee and dark chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, burnt caramel, dark, bittersweet chocolate, and coffee. Body is medium with a moderate, dense carbonation. Ends with more bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt, burnt caramel, dark bread and coffee notes.

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